“Every time we travel we become part of a global movement that has the power to drive positive change for our planet and all people.” Taleb Rifai. UNWTO Secretary-General
The power of travel and its impact on countries is this year’s focus for the United Nations’ World Tourism Day on September 27. Jamaica, like many other countries in the world, has benefited tremendously from the inherent power of tourism to spark change and action. Join us as we celebrate World Tourism Day by getting involved in our activities. Take to social media, enter a contest or be with us in Kingston at any of the scheduled events. Continue reading World Tourism Day 2015
It’s about 2:00am and pitch black. A crisp breeze blows the sleep out of your eyes, and you flick on your flashlight. It shines with a dull orange glow, illuminating a fraction of a rugged path. Muscles tight, and bones creaking in the cold, you begin your hike – a seven-mile trek up to the Blue Mountain Peak. The peak is the highest on the island, rising to an altitude of 7,402 feet. In the darkness you climb steadily for four hours. Guided by your flashlight and clinging to the mountain wall, you forge ahead.
The Jamaica Tourist Board is on Pinterest, sharing even more captivating photos of destination Jamaica. Join in on the fun by pinning your favourite pictures or use our boards to help plan your next vacation or even a Jamaican wedding. The summer months saw exciting features, from new boards to famous celebrities and swoon worthy details from real destination weddings.
Soak up the sun, sand and spirit of Jamaica on our new Beaches in Jamaica board. See the variety of beaches available in Jamaica, from the golden shores of Port Antonio to the white sands of Negril. Each beach has a unique feel, with its own activities and character. Included at all our beaches however is beautiful turquoise water and exotic marine life courtesy of the Caribbean Sea.
From suavé ring bearers to colourful beach weddings, our wedding boards have recently been frequented by real Jamaican destination weddings. Stunning floral details and eye catching stationery are sure to inspire upcoming 2016 brides, along with beautiful photos of Jamaica’s most intimate wedding locations.
Dule Hill, Lance Gross, Shaggy and more celebrities who stopped by the Home of All Right are featured on our Celebrity Sightings in Jamaica board. Included on the board is Alicia Keys, though while she was not in Jamaica, made headlines with her remake of the signature Jamaica Tourist Board advertisement that originally featured Sintra Bronte in 1972. See her and a slew of other popular artistes, actors and celebrities who call Jamaica their home away from home.
You won’t have to be as fast as Jamaica’s athletes to catch these great travel deals to Jamaica. Plan your escape to Jamaica’s year round warmth and picturesque beaches during the Fall season. From resort credit to free nights and up to 45% off, these booking deals make it that much easier for you to #VisitJamaica.
After retaining his world title in the men’s 100m, Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt continued his dominance by capturing his fourth world title over 200m at the 15th IAAF World Championships now underway. The Honourable Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment and Paul Pennicook, Director of Tourism, both witnessed the feat at Jamaica House Beijing.
Dancehall Music is deeply engrained in Jamaica’s culture and something any true Dancehall fan must experience first-hand on a trip to Jamaica is a Dancehall Sound Clash. Luckily for visitors that are visiting during, or have come specifically for the Dream Weekend August 5 -9 event they get to have one of the ultimate Dancehall experiences at Appleton Special World Vibes held at Wonderland, Negril.
Whether you are a first time visitor or you consider Jamaica your second home, events are a great way to get to know more about Jamaica. Each year the event calendar grows with exciting food, music, cultural and sporting events that each gives a unique look at the destination. While the summer reggae festivals like Reggae Sumfest have passed, the line-up for Fall is looking all right!
Jamaica’s landscape and culture are so diverse that we created a blog to speak about it all! For our new Flashback Friday series, refresh your memory of our older blog posts, or be introduced to them for the first time. Join us as we take a look back at popular posts and get to know more about the Home of All Right.
This month’s featured post is ideal for those interested in secluded locations and intimate vacations. These 5 Intimate Hideaways in Jamaica are suited for a romantic visit, an escape from the kids, or even a private family reunion.
Jamaica is one of the most sought after romantic destinations in the world, let alone The Caribbean. Whether old or young, eccentric or laid back, couples from across the globe travel to the island’s shores to experience its seductive charm. When you’re looking for a cozy, private place to stay try this list of 5 Intimate Hideaways:
Scattered on the cliffs overlooking Boston Bay, Portland (on the North east point of Jamaica), Great Huts is an oceanfront ecotourism resort described by many as “the perfect place to see the real Jamaica”. The uniquely built huts on the property create an African styled beach-jungle-cliff habitat village that presents a pleasant hideaway for the back-packing ecotourist as well as the easy-going romantic.
Whether it is food, dance, music or language the Jamaican culture is very rich and diverse. In the celebration of Jamaica’s Emancipation Day on August 1, here is a brief history of Jamaica’s national dish dating back to the late days of slavery.
Thinking of somewhere to pop the big question? Or better yet, somewhere to enjoy your big day in a tropical paradise? Jamaica’s extensive options of locations, from cliffs to beaches, mountains and gardens, make choosing a wedding destination all right! These hotels and resorts are wedding ready, with built-in romantic ambiance courtesy of beautiful natural surroundings. Here are this month’s top five wedding destinations in Jamaica.